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Today’s Critters

Today was a beautiful day and I was able to spend a little time wandering around with my camera.  There were lots of cool insects out. This viceroy was taking nectar from rattlesnake master. An eastern tiger swallowtail was working … Continue reading

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And Speaking of Evil…

This is a jagged ambush bug, Phymata americana.  These guys sit on flowers, and wait for butterflies or bees to visit.  They capture them and inject them with poison, then suck the juices out. That’s what they do.  I know … Continue reading

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Ambush bugs

This is an ambush bug.  They are very common on flowers around our property.  Often I find them by their prey–usually butterflies that are unusually still.  These guys are responsible for the deaths of countless butterflies and bees.

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